Hand-me-down Happiness

One of the biggest blessings most young families are given is the gift of hand-me-down furniture. It’s wonderful to help fill empty rooms and prevent everyone from having to sit on lawn chairs or canoes in the living room. But, the bad part about all that free furniture is that it doesn’t always perfectly suit our […]

Sponsored Post – PlumbTile

**This post is #Sponsored by PlumbTile, but the words and opinions are all our own. ** As I’ve mentioned a few times, we’re starting to work on planning our laundry room remodel. We’re not going to do a full renovation, but we’d like to add a few fancy features, like maybe a nice tile wall […]

Our Kitchen Cost Breakdown

Now that we’re (finally) considering our kitchen done, I wanted to share a cost run-down with you guys because even though I wouldn’t call this a “bargain” upgrade, we tried really hard to always keep a tight budget in mind when making decisions and I think it’s important to share how we’ve splurged and saved […]

Our Kitchen Renovation Recap

Now that the kitchen has been done for awhile, I figure we should do a final recap post. So, get ready for a bunch of photos. I’ve also inserted links where I could, to round up all our project posts. Thanks for sticking with us through this super long process. It’s been a frustrating process, […]

Freebie FriYAY – Mercies Are New

It’s been awhile since I shared a #Freebie FriYAY with you all so I wanted to pop in with this one before I start the weekend. (sorry for the bad cell photo-this is the darkest corner of our house, apparently.) This week has been one of the best I can remember in a long time. […]

DIY Strawberry Tower – From the Office Store!

Last year, our strawberries didn’t do all that well, mostly because they were shaded by the cucumbers and overgrown and just sitting on the ground where bugs and moisture took a toll on our harvest. Lots of blooms, but not many ripened berries. So, this year, I wanted to try and transplant them to a […]

A Deal on Deck Chairs

It’s springtime, which means the temperatures are just about perfect for grilling and spending time outside, whether we’re on the deck, or down in the yard. So, that means it’s time to pull out the patio furniture so we have some place to sit and eat. Or sit and read. Or sit and work. Basically, a […]

Our 2016 Suburban Garden

This weekend, we finally got the garden all planted. It’s a big job every year to get it ready, but it always feels good to cross it off the list in the spring. When we first started working, they were pretty sad. So, we added a lot of composted dirt to the beds this year, […]

A Chair Change

I have a little nursery update for you all. Or, rather a big one. Can you tell what it is? Any guesses? No? What, you don’t have our entire house memorized by now? Ok, I’ll tell you. We bought a new chair. I know, I know, the chair we had was great, and honestly, I […]

A Shiny Spot for Sweets

It’s raining again and I just got Will down for a late nap. (Finally!) So I wanted to take a few minutes to share a little project I worked on awhile back. Did you see it? No, it’s not fixing the crooked photos in that gallery. But thanks for pointing that out because it’s all […]

Where we’ve been…

I’m sorry we’ve been so quiet this week. (Not a single post–the shame!) So, I wanted to check in and just let you know that yes, we’re still here, and yes, we have several projects in progress. And several other projects that are completed and just waiting to be written about and posted…but, it’s been […]

Feebie FriYAY – Loved & Lovely

Today’s #FreebieFriYAY is a reminder I need to hear daily. Or hourly.  Because I often don’t feel loved. Or lovely. Motherhood isn’t exactly the most glamorous job out there. I mean, unless you think yoga pants covered in baby drool and smeared vegetable puree, stained nursing tanks, old stretched out t-shirts, and three-day old hair […]

Progress Check – 2016 Goal

It’s time to talk about our progress, so far, on our goals for the year. I honestly haven’t even thought about these much so I’m guessing this isn’t going to be all that encouraging, but here goes nothing… 1. Add a garbage disposal back under the kitchen sink. Hooray! We can cross the first item off the […]

A Baby Gate That Works for Us

I can’t believe it, but Will is crawling all over the place. And that means we needed to do some babyproofing. We’re still not done, but we did cross a big item off the list last weekend… the gate at the top of the stairs. (Like the bookcase? We built it. Click here for the […]

Freebie FriYAY! Breathing in Possibility Print

Happy #FreebieFriYAY! I needed something to replace the Easter prints on my clipboard wall, so I made a spring print to celebrate how fresh and full of potential the morning sunshine feels in the spring. I also grabbed this awesome “Oh Lord Abide With Me” free print from Danielle Burkleo. Seriously, her printables are amazing and […]

When The Dryer Makes a Funny Noise…

On Saturday night, I was home by myself with Will and trying to get one last load of laundry done while I nursed him before bedtime. The dryer started to make a really loud rattling sound and I knew something wasn’t right so I quickly laid Will in his crib and went in there to check […]

DIwYatt: Installing a Garbage Disposal

We’ve only been completely finished with the kitchen for a few months and we already made a change. That was a trick photo, as the update isn’t visible in the photo. Also, to be fair, it was a change we knew we might want to make–adding a garbage disposal back underneath the sink. We had […]

A Quickie Spring Outdoor Update for Easter

I meant to post this little update on Monday, but it’s now Thursday and the week is almost over again. I suppose I should be pleased the weekend is almost back around, but the week has flown by so much I still feel like I’m playing catch up with work projects. Anyway, I figured I’d […]

Bedroom Style Shopping with Kirkland’s

A few weeks ago, Kirkland’s reached out to us to see if we wanted to do some style “window shopping.” Because I like to shop, and because I’ve been feeling totally stuck on finishing off our master bedroom, I was excited to spend a few minutes browsing their website for ideas. I wanted something that […]

Easy Easter Decor

Over the weekend, I took a few minutes to add some Easter decor around the house. And when I say a few minutes, I mean it. We have so much going on right now that decorating for Easter wasn’t a big priority. Still, it’s nice to add a bit of festiveness, especially because we’re going […]

Hello there, Spring!

It’s not #FreebieFriYAY, but I wanted to go ahead and share a sweet little print I made for my spring clipboard collection. And yes, technically, I missed the first day of spring, but I think the fact that it snowed here on Sunday morning (the first day of spring) and today it’s 65 degrees and […]

A Fresh (Fake) Tulip “Wreath” for Spring

I always get the urge to freshen up our decor for springtime. Anyone else? So, in honor of the first day of spring coming up next week, I spent a little bit of time over the weekend making a new “wreath” for the front door. To be honest, it’s not a wreath at all. And […]

Freebie FriYAY – Pride & Prejudice Print

Happy Friday, friends! I’m back with another #FreebieFriYAY print to share with you. If you look a few posts back at my potted plant update, you might see a little glimpse of a fun print I made around Valentine’s Day. Even though that holiday of lovey-dovey mushy-gushy stuff is over, I have left the print […]

Got Beef? A Giant Butcher Chart Art Print

First, let me say that I realize with this project we’ve officially placed ourselves firmly in the “NOT vegetarian” category. But, to be honest, we were pretty far in that category to begin with. I think I’ve served Wyatt a total of 2 recipes ever that he has said he doesn’t mind the fact that […]

A Few New Plates

If you’re a very, very observant reader, you would have noticed a slight update in my last post about our new potted plants. I’ll show you again: Catch it? How about now?    Good eye! I updated the plate wall a little bit. (Of course, the title of this post should have given you a pretty […]

Shakespeare Love – WEE Rascals Sponsored Post + Giveaway

Time for a little mid-week quiz…who here knows what I majored in in college? Did you say Communications? That would be correct! But if you said English, that would also be correct! It’s no secret I’m a reader, and when it comes to the classics, I’m a fangirl for Twain, Jane Austen, and Shakespeare for sure. And, […]

A Peek at My Plants

It’s been warm out recently, which has me dreaming of flowers and garden goodies…but I know it’s too early, so I had to satisfy myself with some indoor gardening. If you recall, one of my goals for the year was to add more house plants to our house…and keep them alive. A couple weekends ago, […]

Storing Our Stash – A Mini Nursery Update

Will turned 7 months old last week and while it’s hard to believe the year is flying by so fast, I also realize we haven’t done a very good job of giving you guys updates to our nursery as we’ve  settled in and really started using it. So, today, (after over a week of no blogging–the […]

Short And Sweet – A Glimpse at Our Valentine’s Day Decor

Just stopping in to share a few quick photos of our Valentine’s mantle decor. I have to say that switching out the chalkboard and such is something I enjoy doing, even if I don’t have much time for other projects these days. This is what it looked like before. I bet you can’t guess why […]

Sweet Treats! Free Foodie Valentine Printable Cards

I know it’s not Freebie FriYAY….but it is the week before Valentine’s Day…which means it’s time to stand in a crowded aisle of the grocery store searching for the perfect card (that doesn’t exist) wishing there was an easier way to tell your special someone just how much you care about them. We’re not big […]